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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Successful completion of this course will help you gain employment in the industry. It will give you the confidence to seek out and accept commissions.

The Level 2 Certificate in Floristry can lead to further Floristry courses.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is open to everyone wishing to study Floristry to commercial standards. Some experience of working with flowers will be beneficial but not essential. Artistic flair or a willingness to experiment is helpful.

This course is suitable for adults looking for a change of career, anyone already starting work in the Floristry trade or those who wish to enhance or build their Floristry skills in line with business requirements. Please contact the college if you wish to discuss how this course may suit you.

What does this programme involve?

If you have a love of flowers and plants, creative flair, enjoy meeting people and want a career where you have variety in your work, then Floristry is for you. Wedding and event decoration, hotel contract work, exhibition design, sympathy tributes, gifts for the home and life's special occasions; all require the skills of a florist, so there are a host of employment opportunities as either an employee or to start up your own floristry business.

At Eastleigh College we pride ourselves in training people to become commercial florists and to have the ability to construct a vast range of floral designs to suit all customer specifications. You will also have the opportunity to gain work experience within a florist retail outlet.

Level 2 Floristry students will attend college for five hours a week during term time from September to July. Regular attendance is required to maximise your learning potential.

You will study a variety of basic floristry techniques that will develop your ability to construct a range of designs both hand-tied and in foam. You will explore designs using different mediums. In addition to practical floristry, you will also be introduced to aspects of art and design that influence floral designs and learn how to identify and assess the quality of fresh materials and condition materials for maximum life.

This course requires a minimum of five hours additional private study weekly for completion of course assignments. Committing more time will assist you to achieve a higher grade and enjoy greater personal development.

To achieve this qualification you will have to successfully:

- Create written portfolios of evidence with photographs of your work
- Complete practical assessments in class to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
- Sit one external on-line multiple choice test

Expert tutorial support is available to guide you through these requirements.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course will be taught and assessed through demonstrations, practical work, theory, hand-outs and visits.

You will cover core units to include: Art and Design for floristry; Receiving, pricing, processing and conditioning incoming materials; creating designs in foam and hand-tied designs; event decoration and installation. Please note that basic wedding venue dressing ideas will be developed. However, the course does not cover the wedding unit with advanced wiring techniques for wedding floristry at this stage.

Your portfolio of work will be internally and externally assessed. You will also be required to complete one on-line exam in the summer term.

What else do I need to know?

Students will be responsible for the purchase of materials required for the course, i.e. tool box, sundries, clothing, books and visits. This will be discussed at the first lesson and guidance will be given.

You will also be required to pay in advance each half-term for the cost of fresh flowers for each week. This will be in the region of 10.00 each week. There will be no refunds for non attendance. Generally, your designs will be yours to take home after the class.

You will need to provide your own folders and stationery. Computer and photographic printing costs can be significant.

Please note: whilst every effort is made to keep these fees to a minimum to maintain accessibility to all, you will need to pay these charges regardless of household income and whether your tuition fees are waived. In the case of absence from class without sufficient notice, fresh materials already purchased will be held over for the students the following week. Where notice is given, every effort will be made to provide fresh materials at a suitable catch-up point but this cannot be guaranteed.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code

FLFST3/C

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C667V Eastleigh College 11/9/2017 Mon 16:30 – 21:30 35 Apply now
C666V Eastleigh College 12/9/2017 Tue 16:30 – 21:30 35

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

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